‘On Becoming…’ –A personal review by ‘Yemisi Wada I was away when someone asked if I had seen the ‘On Becoming…’ video on You Tube. I immediately looked for it and I must say when I watched it I didn’t understand what was coming. I thought perhaps there was going to be a reality show on Toke’s life and adventure moving on. I however didn’t have to wait long as about two days after I got a message from Toke and an invitation to the Book Launch. I had to leave the launch early and didn’t get a...Read More
Author: yemisi wada
My sister and I try and sneak into the wedding reception as quietly and as incognito as possible. As usual we are terribly late even though it is our cousin’s wedding. Just as we thought we had made it and miraculously found a table with two free seats close to each other, somebody taps me on the back. ’That woman is calling you’ she says. I look up hoping to ‘eye’ the person calling us to silence that person till our operation ‘sneak in’ was complete, but alas, it’s aunty Oye. our mother’s bestie. So, mission aborted, we walk...Read More
A few years ago a group of University student volunteers and I went around Lagos trying to ascertain exactly how bad this issue of children living on our streets were. One day under one of our bridges we met for the first time a genuine girl street child. That means one actually born on the Streets and has nowhere she calls home. At first when we tried to speak to her and the others they hid, wouldn’t answer and pretend often times that they really didn’t understand what we were saying. They weren’t getting rid of us that quickly...Read More
This is the book of the month and can easily be the book of the year and this decade!! I heard a lot about the book and i had never met Arese Ugwu. I ordered it online, it took sometime to get to me because of a slight hiccup, i sent her an email and her response was the first pleasant surprise. She apologised so profusely i regretted complaining and i got my book immediately. I decided to just scroll through and 2 hours later i was not able to put the book down. I read it till i...Read More
I could be so naïve many times, I realize as I have gotten older. I make very childlike suppositions. I assumed for a long time that women were in bad relationships because they didn’t realize it or because they didn’t see it or they were not aware there could be a better way. To this end I am always proffering often-unsolicited advice. Just the other day I was at it again ‘Madam Adviser’ when I realized my aburo I was talking to was filing her nails. At some stage when I had told her another unforgivable thing I heard...Read More
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Book of the Month
This is my book of the month. This book has now been adapted into a movie, which I can’t wait to watch to see if it matches the wonder the book is.
This is a story basically of a girl who you find out things in her life just took a wrong turn and just because of the desperation to have a child.